Dunstable: 01582 608 400 
Leighton Buzzard: 01525 372 447 
info@woodsideclinic.co.uk 
 
 
Dunstable: 01582 608 400 
Leighton Buzzard: 01525 372 447 
 

Acupuncture in Leighton Buzzard - Dunstable 

What is acupuncture? 

Originating in China over 2000 years ago, acupuncture is a complementary healthcare system that aims to stimulate the body’s natural healing response by restoring the flow of its vital energy. Disruptions to this energy, known as qi or chi, are considered to be responsible for disease, pain and emotional stress. 
 
By inserting ultra-fine sterile needles at key points across the skin, the acupuncturist seeks to free the flow of this energy, restoring both physical and mental well-being. 
 
It’s known that acupuncture can help to release the body’s natural painkillers (endorphin and serotonin) and clinical research has demonstrated its effectiveness for safely treating a range of health problems. 
Testimonial 
"I have fantastic results with headaches and general well-being with Acupuncture. Alistair is fantastic at his profession. I have had great results and feel better after each session" Mrs C Remmington 
How could acupuncture help me? 
 
Short-term relief of low back pain 
Short-term relief of tension-type headaches 
Dental pain relief 
Alleviating nausea & vomiting 
Aiding relaxation 
Relief from Hayfever 
Feel revitalised 
Increase feelings of well-being and positivity 
 
What does acupuncture treatment involve? 
 
After a diagnosis has been made you’ll receive a treatment plan, which may include lifestyle and dietary advice as well as acupuncture. For the acupuncture itself very thin sterilized disposable needles are used so the experience is almost entirely free of discomfort. 
 
Energy flows range across the whole body so needles won’t always be used where the pain is. For example if you’re suffering from headaches they might be used in your feet. Depending on the diagnosis a gentle electrical stimulation of the needles or the burning of Moxa (a herb) may be used to enhance the effects of the treatment. 
 
What does an acupuncture assessment involve? 
 
Acupuncture focuses on you as an individual, so as well as discussing symptoms your assessment will include questions about your medical history, sleeping pattern, appetite, digestion and emotional well-being. Sometimes your acupuncturist will perform physical examinations such as observing your movements, taking your pulse, examining your tongue and feeling for areas of muscular tension or pain. 
Testimonial 
"Acupuncture has really helped with my headaches during my 2nd pregnancy. Staff and therapists at Woodside Clinic are very friendly and helpful." Mrs V 
How can I find out more? 
One of our acupuncturists will be happy to answer any further questions you might have and discuss how acupuncture could benefit you. 
 
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